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, it was impossible after impossible after impossible. >> reporter: eben alexander, a harvard-trained neurosurgeon, who was a skeptic when it came to religion,survived a near-death experience, and he now carries the memory of what he says was a journey to heaven, a journey that all his scientific training cannot explain. on november 10th, 2008, eben awoke with a searing headache. when his wife holly checked in on him, he was having a tremendous seizure. >> i said, say something. he didn't say anything, so i called 911. >> reporter: eben was rushed to the hospital. where he worked as a neurosurgeon. >> the only word we could truly make out was "help," and the rest of his verbalization was purely screaming. >> reporter: eben alexander had been stricken with an extremely rare and virulent e. coli meningitis infection that was ravaging his brain, plunging him into a coma. >> i mean, i was trying to die. >> reporter: in fact, doctors gave him almost no chance to live and told his family if he did survive, he'd be brain damaged for the rest of his life. >> his eyes were just off and cocked just like no
with this encore presentation. >>> eben and holley alexander are at a high school soccer game cheering on their high school son bond. they are an american family with an extraordinary story. they have been touched by a medical miracle and maybe more. >> it was impossible after impossible after impossible. >> reporter: eben alexander survived a near-death experience and now carries the memory of what he says was a journey to heaven, a journey that all his scientific training can not explain. on november 10th, 2008, eben awoke with a searing headache. when holley checked on him he was having a tremendous seizure. >> i said say something and he didn't say anything. zblbt eben was rushed to the hospital where he was a neurosurgery. >> all we could make out was help and screaming. >> reporter: he had been stricken with a rare and virulent ecloy meningitis infection. >> i was trying to die. >> reporter: doctors gave him almost no chance to live and told his family if he did survive he would be brain damaged if rest of his life. >> his eye was off and cocked. it was like no one was there. >>
, grace is different now. eben alexander is a harvard neurosurgeon who nearly died four years ago when a ferocious e. coli meningitis infection attacked his brain and plunged him deep into a coma for a week. brain scans showed that all of the parts of his brain that make us conscious, thought, memory and understanding, were not functioning. >> they should be a very rich network of them all through both sides, and yet we don't really see that because they're all filled with thoughts. >> reporter: doctors gave him up for dead, but after a week, eben alexander awoke, he says, with a wondrous memory. did you go to heaven? >> yes. i was rescued by this beautiful spinning white light that had a melody, indescribably beautiful melody with it that opened up into a bright valley. >> reporter: god was there, he says, as a vast presence of love, and eben says there was a young woman who soared across heaven with him on a butterfly wing and who gave him a message to take back. >> the concepts came straight into my mind. "you are loved. you are cherished. there's nothing you have to fear. there's n
. >> reporter: a mild afternoon in lynchburg, virginia and eben and holly alexander are at a high school soccer camp cheering on their son. they are a perfectly ordinary family with an extraordinary story. they have been touched by a medical miracle and maybe more. >> i mean, it was impossible after impossible after impossible. >> reporter: eben alexander, a harvard-trained neurosurgeon who was a skeptic when came to religion survived a near-death experience and he now carries the memory of what he says was a journey to heaven. a journey that all his scientific training cannot explain. on november 10th, 2008 eben awoke with a searing headache. when his wife holly checked in on him he was having a tremendous seizure. >> i said, say something. he didn't say anything so i called 911. >> reporter: eben was rushed to the hospital. >> the only word woe could truly make out was help and the rest of his verbalization was purely screaming. >> reporter: he had been stricken with an extremely rare and virulent e. coli meningitis infection that was raf rajjing his brain plunging him into a coma. >> i mean,
alexander. as the harvard educated neurosurgeon, dr. eben alexander was defined by science and logic, dismissing all claims of the afterlife but four years ago a rare bacterial meningitis left him in a coma on the brink of death. >> at 4:30 a.m. on monday november 10, 2008, i almost died. i woke up that morning with an extremely intense headache and two or three hours my brain started to shut down and that's when i lost consciousness completely and went into coma. i was gone from this world. i saw something that was nothing short of a miracle. i saw heaven. dr. oz: what he experienced not only spawned his book "proof of heaven," it also redirected his entire belief system. >> i was in a very lovely, bright valley with puffy pink white clouds and was traveling on a
experience, eben alexander wrote down everything he could remember, 20,000 word, in detail, the young woman on a butterfly wing. and it wasn't until he saw the picture of his long dead sister that he realized it was her. terry moran, abc news, new york. >> interesting. you know, it's like that book "heaven is for real," which is written, the account of a young boy, 4, 5 years old, who went to heaven and saw things that relayed all of that information to his parents. things that he wouldn't have known, and they never told him. so also an interesting take. >> we need a little divine intervention here in the overnight show. >> i know where i am going. >> dear lord, please get us to the day side shift. >> please help rob. >> sometime soon, please, just one time. please, dear lord. day light. long nights of sleep. thank you so much. oh. >> the daylight. >> god's like, nah. [ laughter ] >> we'll be back after this, don't go far. pray for us, and her, please. >> mainly him. >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations. >>> well, things may seem out of sorts these days,
. eben alexander almost died four years ago. now, he has his book, "proof of heaven." >> reporter: eben alexander is a healthy, 58-year-old harvard-trained neurosurgeon. an expert of science. did you go to heaven? >> yes. >> reporter: four years ago, alexander nearly died from a massive brain infection that plunged him into a coma and shut down nearly his entire mind. he was barely alive in this world. but he says he journeyed elsewhere. >> i was rescued by this beautiful, spinning white light that had a melody. indescribable beautiful melody, that opened up in a bright valley. >> reporter: he says god was there, and a vast presence of infinite love. he met a young woman, he says, his guide as they soared on a butterfly wing. and she gave him a message from heaven. >> you are loved. you are cherished. there's nothing you have to fear. there's nothing you can do wrong. >> reporter: a lot of people are going to say, doctor, it was a hallucination. >> i know this was not a hallucination. not a dream. not what we call a confabulation. i know that it really occurred. and i know it occurred o
. >> reporter: her experience rings true with man with a similar and now famous story. neurosurge yon eben alexander. >> i would absolutely believe it and take it seriously. >> reporter: two people with the same message. heaven is real. for "good morning america," linzie janis, abc news, new york. >> i have read "proof of heaven." it's a fascinating read. is this something you discuss, spirituality on the show? >> yeah. i think the latino community is very spiritual. you can see god anywhere you want to. we're people of faith. our audience is, too. whoever watch this is story will feel it. >> it's amazing. >> nonbelievers, fair to say? >> if you love the dance. >>> back staij of "dancing with the stars." a big fight tonight. the bottom couples getting their second chance after being saved bay voting mishap last week. christina milian has a look at how they're getting ready. >> reporter: tonight could be their last chance to dance. jack osbourne and cheryl burke hope to survive with a jaif. you dance as if this is your last dance. >> reporter: bill engvall and emma slater. >> everybody is c
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